Welsh professional footballer and Arsenal Football Club midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, bid farewell to Arsenal FC on Sunday.
Ramsey’s bond with this club was there for all to see on an emotional final appearance for him at Emirates Stadium.
The Wales international will leave the club this summer to join Juventus FC,
and received a rapturous reception from the Arsenal fans as he took part in a guard of honor.
“It’s been a pretty emotional day,” Ramsey told Arsenal Player.
“It’s 11 years of my life that I have spent here and so much has happened to me on and off the field.
“I have really grown up here. I am just grateful for the opportunity to play for this club for such a long time.
“I’ve met so many great people here, made great friends and Arsenal bringing me to the club and giving me that opportunity was pretty special.
“To last this long, at a club like this, is something in itself. That doesn’t happen very often anymore, that’s why it’s so emotional and why the bond is so strong.
“I just want to say thank you very much for all the fans’ support over the years, there have been a few lows but lots of highs and
the bond has been so strong because I have been here for such a long time and they have been with me through thick and thin,
watching me go from a boy to man.”